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The CJHL Prospects game will have a Merritt connection. 

Although no players were named to the Junior A top prospect game, the Centennials GM and Coach Joe Martin will be behind the bench. 

Martin says that this isn't your typical All-Star Game. 

"These young kids are draft eligible players, the team is being picked by Central Scouting, it's full of NHL scouts, and the idea is to get the players to compete extremely hard, and focus on being on the players they are, not the skilled all-star NHL format fans are used to seeing."

Martin adds that he won't get much time to implement strategy with only one meeting before the game to get the players to compete. 

"Collectively, if they can help eachother in that game, it will help their own stake when it comes to an NHL tryout or the draft."

The CJHL Prospects game will be January 23rd in Mississauga, Ontario. 

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